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Is Sitting The Smoking of Our Generation?


"After 1 hour of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90 percent. Extended sitting slows the body's metabolism affecting things like (good cholesterol) HDL levels in our bodies. 

Research shows that this lack of physical activity is directly tied to 6 percent of the impact for heart diseases, 7 percent for type 2 diabetes, and 10 percent for breast cancer, or colon cancer. 

You might already know that the death rate associated with obesity in the U.S. is now 35 million. But do you know what it is in relationship to Tobacco? Just 3.5 million." - Nilofer Merchant, corporate director at a NASDAQ-traded firm and a lecturer at Stanford